ASTM-C603 Standard Test Method for Extrusion Rate and Application Life of Elastomeric Sealants

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Standard Test Method for Extrusion Rate and Application Life of Elastomeric Sealants




1.1 This test method covers two laboratory procedures for determining the extrusion rate and application life (or “pot life”) of elastomeric chemically curing sealants for use in building construction.

Note 1: These sealants are supplied with various rheological properties ranging from pourable liquids to nonsagging pastes. Single-component sealants are supplied ready for use upon opening the container, and their rate of cure is determined by the climatic conditions to which they are exposed. Multicomponent sealants are supplied as a base component and a curing agent separately packaged. After mixing the two parts, the sealant is ready for application, and curing begins immediately.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only.

1.3 There is no known ISO equivalent to this test method.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


application life; extrusion rate; pot life; sealant ;; ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber); 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

04.07 (Building Seals and Sealants; Fire Standards; Dimension Stone)

To find similar documents by classification:

83.060 (Rubber Raw rubber, see 83.040.10)

91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials Including geomembranes, asphalts for buildings, etc.)

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2014 R19 EDITION



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Publication Date

Jan. 1, 2019

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Test Method

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2 pages

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